~Michael Appert's collection~
Dances With Wolves
starring Kevin Costner
and Graham Greene
Americans have long been enchanted by the story of our nation's West, but what is often missed, is that beneath the popular tales and stereotypes, there is a saga of stamina and sheer survival with roots deeper than most of the public would imagine. Horace Greeley quoted the Bible: God creates in order to populate. (Isaiah 45: 18). But where would the populators come from? They weren't all "yankees" like in some fifties TV western. MANY backgrounds were represented. Here, for you to peruse, are a range of links to articles and pictures around the web.
Alice Shepherd, Wintu Texts : (heyday)
The soreness of the land - a wintu wise woman
The Wintu share their land with "yapytu"
The Naomi Lang Story (Karuk)
|Old California to new : Sutter - dreamer & schemer
|Jedediah Strong Smith, the greatest of them all The New Encyclopedia of the American West
|Buffalo Soldiers and black cowboy links
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